June 18, 2011
Saturday night: Antwan Robertson (6-6-1) lost an 8 round
unanimous decision to Steve Canell (7-4-3) in Canada. Patrick Cape
(6-11) lost by TKO in round two against Sean Eklund (9-4)...
super featherweight Adrien Broner (21-0, 17 KOs) destroyed Jason
Litzau (28-3, 21 KOs) in the first round on HBO in Mexico. Broner
trapped Litzau in the corner and battered Litzau to the deck. Time
was 2:58. With the win, Broner claimed the vacant USNBC title. -Fightnews.com
Friday night: Unbeaten welterweight and former amateur standout
Javontae Starks (5-0, 4 KOs) won a four round split decision over
Antonio Gamez (6-4-1, 1 KO) Friday night in Texas. Scores were 39-37
and 40-36 Starks, 39-37 Gamez. -Fightnews.com
BRONER MAKE WEIGHT
June 17, 2011
(129.6) and Adrien Broner (128.3) both made weight
Friday afternoon in Mexico. The two battle in Saturday nights HBO
co-feature. Photo courtesty of Golden Boy Promotions.
FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS
June 16, 2011
of Sean Hickman
150 vs Javontae Starks 147.75
WINS STATE TITLE IN THRILLER
May 28, 2011
In a clash for
the Minnesota State middleweight title, unbeaten Caleb Truax (18-0-1,
10 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Andy Kolle (23-3, 17
KOs) on Friday night at the Saint Paul Armory in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Scores were 96-94, 97-93 for Truax, 96-94 Kolle.
welterweight Said Ouali (28-3, 20 KOs) scored a third round stoppage
of late sub Dumont Welliver (18-24-1, 6 KOs), who took the fight
on short notice after Oualis original opponent Jhon Berrio
was a no show.
"Sir" Charles Meier (5-2) won a unanimous decision over
Silas Ortley (4-9-1). Scores were 39-37 on all three cards.
Jake Backus (1-2) won a majority decision over Philip Adyaka (0-3).
Aaron Green (3-0) knocked out Zak Jensen (0-2) at 1:13 of the 1st
Mike Richman (1-0) stopped Bruce Johnson in Rd 4...
FROM THE ACR GYM
May 26, 2011 - 10:15pm
More Photos and video including interviews with Jake Backus and
Philip Adyaka will be posted tomorrow morning.
State MiddleweightTitle Fight
Andy Kolle 160 vs. Caleb Truax 160
Said Ouali 153 vs. Dumont Welliver (weighs in tomorrow)
(Ouali's original opponent Jhon Berrio was a no show)
Aaron Green 265 vs. Zak Jensen 280
Charles Meier 161.5 vs. Silas Ortley 160
Jake Backus 118 vs. Phillip Adayka 120
Mike Richman 150 vs. Bruce Johnson 151
Michael Faulk injured his back and his bout with Trent Mcnutt
Venue: National Guard Armory, Saint Paul, MN
Promoter: Seconds Out Promotions
REPORT: EDWARDS DECISIONS GIBSON
May 21, 2011 - 9:55pm - Report By Ray Kilgore - Photos By Jesse Kelley
(right) stopped Tim Taggart Jr. in the co-featured bout Friday night
up to Friday's night fight at Grand Casino Hinckley, Minnesota Vikings
defensive end Ray Edwards, 26, and his trainer, Jeff Warner, did
a good job of talking up Edwards as the next best heavyweight.
be the first to come from pro football as a starter and destroy
the heavyweight division," Warner told a local newspaper before
the fight. "He's a modern-day Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson combined."
Well, Edwards, who was rumored to have received $5,000 plus 50 percent
of the live gate, was far from either Ali or Tyson, taking a four-round
unanimous decision over T.J. Gibson winning by scores of 40-34,
39-35, 40-34 on all three cards.
The 6'5", 258-pound Edwards quickly discovered that 5'9"
Gibson wasn't willing to come in and lie down, as many expected
VS PRICE LIVE STREAM UPDATE
APRIL 26, 2011 - 2:31pm Updated at 4:30pm
Butler took a huge right hand from David Price to the side of the
face that dropped him hard early in round one moments ago in England.
Butler was seriously hurt but made it to his feet where he was put
down for good seconds later.
I will try to provide a live stream of Raphael Butlers fight against
David Price from England. It appears the fights start around 3:30pm
local time. Click the following link and play the "Sky Sports
1 " link on the right hand side of page. If the link goes down
I will try to find a working one... CLICK
KILFIAN STOPPED ON THE ROAD
March 20, 2011 - 10:24pm
featherweight Hassan Wasswa (5-13-3) was stopped in the third round
last night in Canada by Tyson Cave (14-1)...
Menominee Wisconsins Harley The Sandman Kilfan (8-7)
also lost by stoppage in Maryland to Alex Guerrero (6-0-1)...
RECAP, UPCOMING WEEKEND ACTION
MARCH 17, 2011 - 2:45pm
saw Jeremy McLaurin stopped in the opening round in Vegas
and Oakdale's Rob Brant go (0-3) in World Series of Boxing action.
This weekend Minneapolis featherweight Hassan Wasswa travels to
Canada to face flashy boxer Tyson Cave while local amateur shows
can be seen tonight in Duluth and Saturday at the Uppercut Gym in
Last Saturday, McLaurin (8-2) traveled outside of his home state
for the first time to battle undefeated prospect Juan Gonzalez (11-0,
10 KO's). McLaurin, who stood a few inches shorter then his opponent,
Stood and traded with Gonzalez from the start. McLaurin was able
to land some decent body blows and chopping overhand shots but Gonzalez
kept his guard high and his punches found their target early as
an uppercut followed by another head shot dropped the Minnesotan.
Referee Vic Drakulich stopped the fight at 1:56 as McLaurin was
getting to his feet to continue.
Memphis Force light heavyweight Robert Brant continued to
look strong in the early going of his bout against Ahmed Elbiali
of Florida only to lose the lead down the stretch last Sunday night.
Worldseriesofboxing.com reported the following...
Ahmed Elbiali (Sunny Isles, Fla.) came into his light heavyweight
(85 kg/187 lbs) bout against Robert Brant (St. Paul, Minn.) determined
to keep the Gallos in contention for the win. It was an uphill battle
for Elbiali, as the more experienced Brant forced his opponent to
chase him around the ring. But Elbiali took his time and wore Brant
down with solid punches to the head and body, getting the decision,
48-47, 48-47, 48-47.
This weekend is busy for our amateurs as well as one of our
pro's. 31 year old Hassan Wasswa (5-12) returns to Canada
for the 5th time in his last 6 bouts to face south paw Tyson Cave
(13-1) on Saturday night. Cave holds wins over locals Antwan Robertson
and Darby Smart in 2010.
Amateur Boxing: Saint Patrick's Day boxing takes place tonight
at Grandma's Sports Garden in Duluth. For those that can't attend,
the fights can be seen live starting at 7PM at www.ifan.tv
The 2011 Golden Gloves Region 1 tournament tournament is this Saturday
at the Uppercut Gym in Minneapolis. Doors open at 7pm.
DECISIONS WILLIAMS IN HINCKLEY
27TH, 2011 - PHOTOS AND REPORT BY JESSE KELLEY
Caleb Truax (17-0-1, 10 KO's) of Osseo, MN remained undefeated Saturday
night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN with a hard fought majority
decision win over Phil "The Drill" Williams (11-4-1, 10
KO's) of Minneapolis, MN. Truax and Williams battled to a 10 round
draw on April 23rd of last year. Both fighters fought cautiously
for the better part of the first meeting and after three rounds
Saturday night, it seemed fans were in for another cautious chess
The punches began to fly however near the end of round three and
the action was constant for the remainder of the fight. Scores read
95/95, 97/94, 96/94..FOR FULL FIGHT REPORT...
SETTLE WEIGHT ISSUES
The main event
between Caleb Truax and Phil Williams is on tonight despite trouble
at last nights weigh-ins. Caleb Truax weighed in at 161, a pound
under the contracted weight of 162. Williams weighed 165, three
pounds over. After being given 2 hours to shed the weight Williams
still weighed 164.5. The two camps were later able to come to an
agreement on a purse deduction because of the weight and the fight
remains on for tonight in Hinckley, MN. Stay tuned to the Twitter
feed to the left for live results tonight.
Event 10 Rounds
Phil Williams 164.5 Caleb Truax 161
Rob Diezel 130.5 Ismail Muwendo 129.5
Meier 161 Tim Taggart 164
Danforth 146.5 Jamal James 145
Tousignant 144.5 Tony Lee 140
Jensen 227.5 Serhiy Karpenko 287
DROPS DECISION TO CAMPAS IN REMATCH
Vanda (42-13) lost a unanimous decision to Luis Ramon "Yory Boy"
Campas(96-15-1) late last night in Mexico. The fight was delayed over
an hour because of a failed power supply. Once things got started
it sounds like the leather flew for 10 back and forth rounds. More
details to come.
OUTSLUGS EYER IN DULUTH
Alfaro (5-1) won an 8 round split decision on Saturday night in
Duluth over Gary Eyer (8-1-1). It was a non stop slugfest from
beginning to end. Both men continued to trade heavy punches throughout
the bout and each showed incredible heart in the process but Alfaro
was landing more frequently as Eyer was unable to sustain a constant
attack like he has in past fights. Both fighters let their punches
fly in the closing moments of an action packed fight. When the
smoke cleared, Alfaro had earned a split decision victory by scores
of 78-74, 78-74 for Alfaro and 78-75 for Eyer.
In other action RJ Laase won a unanimous decision over Hector
Orozco in an entertaining 6 rounder.
Aaron Green (2-0) stopped Jordan Zeigler (1-1) in round one.
Al Sands (2-0) stopped Zack Zeigler (3-2) at 2:25 of the opening
Dustin Mason (1-0) stopped Andrew Selvig (0-1) in the opening
FOR FULL DETAILS AND MORE PHOTO'S...
Gary Eyer and
Vicente Alfaro were on a mission during training camp to prove doubters
wrong that said they could not make the bantamweight (118) limit.
They ended up doing that and a whole lot more moments ago at tonights
weigh-ins. Eyer weighed in at 114 while Alfaro came in even lighter
at 113.8 (no those are not misprints) for their main event clash
set for tomorrow night.
Photo Credit: Jason Hendrickson
Gary Eyer 114 vs Vicente Alfaro 113.8
RJ Laase 138.5 vs Hector Orozco 139.5
Aaron Green 276 vs Jordan Ziegler 229
Al Sands 201.5 vs Zack Ziegler 221
Dustin Mason 135 vs Andrew Selvig 136.4
RESULTS - JANUARY 28TH & 29TH
28TH , 2011 - UPDATED FEBRUARY 3RD
Hassan Wasswa (5-12) lost a hard fought rematch to Steve Cannell
(6-4-3) last Saturday night in Canada. Official scores show Wasswa
was swept on the cards but reports as well as words from Cannell
himself reveal Wasswa putting up a tough effort. For a full recap
of Wasswa's fight
On Friday night, Corey Rodriguez (5-2-2) was stopped in the fifth
round by Achour Esho (10-0). Multiple reporters at press row informed
Minnesotaboxing.com afterwards that Rodriguez dominated the first
four rounds, dropping Esho hard in the fourth. Esho came back strong
in the fifth however and Rodriguez was caught with punches along
the ropes where the referee stopped the fight despite protests from
Rodriguez. For multiple fight recaps Fightnews>
Joey Abell was stopped at 2:18 of the first round by Chris
Arreola. Abell landed some nice shots early but was caught on the
ropes with a big right followed by a barrage of shots where the
ref waived the fight off. Jon Schmidt was dropped three times by
Shawn Estrada on his way to a first round KO loss. Both bouts were
seen on the ESPN telecast. For photo-report